IBPS PO 2019: Application Form, Exam Schedule, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Probationary Officer/Management Trainee (PO/MT) Exam. Candidates appearing in this exam are selected as Probationary Officer for the reputed banks of the country. This is a great deal of opportunity for the eligible candidates who wish to establish their career in the banking sector. This is one of the most sought out exam of the year. IBPS is the exam conducting body that helps in assessment and selection of individuals for various organisations on the basis of CWE (Common Written Examination). IBPS PO 2019 recruitment will be done for all Public sector banks which includes the prestigious list of Banks of India.  This article will guide your way throughout the scenario of the recruitment. Kindly go through the complete article for the thorough detail :

IBPS PO 2019 Application form

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recruitment of IBPS PO 2019 comes in the month of August. The starting date for online application will start in the month of August.  Candidate can apply through online mode only. The candidate can visit the official website for completion of their registration. The application fee for the recruitment is 600/- for General/OBC while 100/- for SC/ST/PWD. The payment could be done only through online mode. Kindly keep the application print and fee transaction receipt for future reference.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Schedule

Event Dates (Tentative)
IBPS PO 2019 Notification Release Date 14th August 2019
Starting Date of IBPS PO Application Form Submission 16th August 2019
Last Date to Submit IBPS PO Online Form 5th September 2019
Last Date of Application Fees/Intimation Charges Payments (Online) 5th September 2019
Admit card Last week of September 2019
IBPS PO pre Date 1st and 2nd week of October 2019
Result of IBPS PO pre Last week of October 2019
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 1st week of November 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 26th November 2019
IBPS PO Mains Result Last week of December 2019
Interview date January – February 2020
Final result April 2020

Note: Candidates must note that all the above dates are tentative, and will be updated as soon as IBPS official notification will be released.

IBPS PO 2019  Eligibility criteria

As to fill any form there must be some criteria to be fulfilled by the candidates as is set by any exam conducting organisation and therefore IBPS PO Eligibility criteria as stated in the official website or the mandatory eligibility criteria is

  • Candidates must have a degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India OR any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • The age criteria as stated by IBPS are the candidates minimum age must be 20 while the maximum age limit is 30 years. Candidates may also seek age relaxation as per the category they belong to but they must show the relevant certificate at the time of interview for as the proof of seeking age relaxation.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam pattern

As it is said that half knowledge is harmful and in this competitive era before preparing for any exam one must be completely aware of the exam pattern to be successful and to have the complete knowledge of the respective subjects, so below is the thorough detail of prelims which is just qualifying in nature and Mains marks of which are considered for final selection:

Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No. Subjects No. of questions Marks Time Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour


2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100

Mains Exam Pattern

S. NO. Name of test No. of Questions Max. Marks Language of Exam Time Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 155 200 English & Hindi 3 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 Minutes

IBPS PO 2019  Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the syllabus and accordingly start their preparation. (As IBPS always comes with a bunch of surprises and for candidates must not leave even a single topic of the syllabus) so below is the detailed syllabus

REASONING: Alphabetical test, coding decoding, analogy, classification, direction sense, Blood relation, word formation, sitting arrangement, syllogisms, inequalities, Statement and conclusion, statement and assumption, statement and course of action, statement and argument, input and output, Puzzles, Data Sufficiency.

APTITUDE: Permutations And Combinations, Probability, Time And Work, {Distance, time and speed}, Boats and  Streams, Average, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, Simplification, Series, Simple and –Compound interest, Pipes and cisterns, Trains, Percentage, Mixture, LCM-HCF, Profit and Loss, problems on Ages.

ENGLISH: Cloze Test, Errors in sentences, Passage Comprehension, Sentence Improvement, Selecting The Correct Sentences.

COMPUTER: Basic of Computers, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS Word, MS Excel, MS power point, Computer Shortcuts etc.

GA(General Awareness): Current Affairs of last 6 months, Indian Economy Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture  History of Banking, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies etc.

IBPS PO 2019 Question paper/ Mock paper

Previous year question paper gives us an idea about what the pattern of exam likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper or mock test gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Before facing the real challenge it is must to know the level of one’s preparation. Below is the link of some previous year question papers/ mock tests kindly make use of them.

IBPS PO 2019  Admit card

Admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for IBPS PO Prelims comes in the month of September and for Mains in the month of November . Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website. to download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

IBPS PO 2019 Result

Result is the important part of the examination. It is the authentic step for the next level of examination. IBPS announces the result of prelims in the month of November 2019  (tentative) and mains in the month of  December 2019. To check the result go through the official website. to check the result the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth are required. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their cut off clearing agenda which may vary for all and totally depends on the performance of the candidates.

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